Monday, January 31, 2011

2011 National Cattleman’s Beef Association Convention: Rocky Mountain Round-up

This week the KSU Collegiate Cattle Women, along with many other cattle producers and members of the beef industry, will be attending the annual NCBA convention in Denver, CO.


Last year was my first trip to the NCBA convention which was held in San Antonio, TX and I had a blast! I had so much fun that I made it a priority to attend again this year.  It was a great chance for me to catch a glimpse of the large scope of the cattle industry as well as network with other producers and potential employers. When you attend events such as these, you can always be sure that there will great entertainment, speakers, and food! Last year the author of the book and movie “Pursuit of Happiness”, was the opening speaker. Our group was able to attend the “Best of Beef Breakfast” where we had stacks of delicious pancakes and our trip was topped off with a night of entertainment with Baxter Black!

Part of the gang last year with Chris Gardiner, the author of the Pursuit of Happiness.

This year will set the stakes high again with the opening speaker being Richard Picciotto, who is the Chief of the New York Fire Department and the highest ranking fire fighter to survive the World Trade Center Collapse.  He is also the author of  the book “Last Man Down”.

Baxter Black will be joining us once again this year at the Best of Beef Breakfast. During the breakfast, the best-of-the-best in the cattle industry will be recognized.

Other events to attend include a Tailgate Party at Invesco Field (home of the Denver Broncos), an appearance by Larry the Cable Guy, and A Boot, Scoot and Boogie after party full of dancing and socializing! 

While we will have lots of fun we will also get the chance to learn a thing or two at Cattleman’s College.  Cattleman’s College is an opportunity for producers to learn about subjects such as AI (artificial insemination) and other reproductive strategies as well as Beef Quality Assurance.

I will try to post some pictures of our group at the convention later this week!  Hope to see some of you there…I know I will be meeting up Crystal from the blog Crystal Cattle at the Angus Association booth!

Pictures from the 201o NCBA Convention…

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